[UPDATED] 5 Popular Diffusers For Women

My family started using diffusers 2 years ago to freshen up our home, because rearranging the furniture was too much heavy lifting for my husband (I love you, honey). Our dog Oreo loves taking naps near them and my girls no longer have morning sinus issues – these diffusers pair perfectly with essential oils to help keep germs at bay and make it feel like we’re breathing out in nature inside our very own home.

To help with your selection, I sorted out 5 popular diffusers in the market and scored them based on capacity, mist output, design, build, and price —

1. [BACK IN STOCK] – Teo by Pilgrim

Pilgrim’s Teo diffuser has both form and function figured out. It offers that rare one-two punch that you don’t see from many products  in the market. I believe that’s why outlets like Refinery29, Gear Patrol, and Huffington Post have featured Pilgrim’s diffusers prominently on their platforms. Teo simply beats the competition and checks all the boxes – This is my family’s top pick.

Design:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Material & Build Quality:
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Capacity & Mist Output:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Price & Value:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Total: 19/20

Design: Teo transformed my home and not just through aromatherapy. The versatile diffuser blended elegantly with my home decor – no easy feat. Don’t just take my word for it! My guests always compliment my design sensibilities.

It flows in every room and it’s soothing glow even calms my dog Oreo; the meditation light is helpful for zeroing in on a steady breathing pattern for my morning yoga sessions. Or, if you’d like, you can just use it as a cute bedside lamp, since you have independent control of the light. Bonus points: instructions are hidden beneath the cover and keeps the aesthetic clean.

Material & Build Quality: Designed in Italy, the top cover is handmade ceramic. The base is constructed with FSC-certified beech wood. While the water tank may be plastic, it is BPA-free.

A neat surprise was the cable length (70.1 inches/1.8 meters). It’s definitely longer than the other diffusers, and I was even able to put the Teo on my personal favorite bookshelf where every other diffuser couldn’t reach! You also won’t have to worry about falls, since a sturdy build and modest weight anchors the entire structure down.

Capacity & Mist Output: Teo’s tank is 110ml/3.7 fl oz., which is enough to run for up to 6 hours. Better yet, the aroma is very strong, signaling good oil retention from a balanced tank size and reliable ultrasonic technology – I was able to make an essential oil bottle last longer with the Teo! It pairs perfectly with Pilgrim’s GC-MS tested oil collections – I use the Purify collection to, well, purify and cleanse rooms and the air feels crisp and clean.

Price & Value: At $90 [UPDATE – $76.5 for a limited time! Use code QUICKSALE for 15% off your first purchase], Teo offers a reasonable price point for its offerings – thoughtful design which doubles as an interior piece, efficient misting, sturdy build quality. It’s bang for every buck! You get a 12-month product warranty and a return policy that’s nearly as good as Costco’s (As a mom, you have to know this is no small comparison, people).

If that wasn’t enough, they also offer FREE SHIPPING & RETURNS. Kudos to Pilgrim – they took my relaxation seriously from the very first click because I hate having to deal with fussy orders.

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2. Lumo by doTERRA

DoTERRA has made a name for itself among essential oil enthusiasts for offering high-quality products at back-breaking prices. Most of us know that there are alternatives that are just as good, but is it the case with their popular Lumo diffuser?

Design:
⭐⭐

Material & Build Quality:
⭐⭐⭐

Capacity & Mist Output:
⭐⭐⭐

Price & Value:
⭐⭐

Total: 13/20

Design: Lumo doesn’t stand out much but it’s clean minimal looks lend elegance to any space. However, you can’t put it everywhere because the extension cord’s shorter than my kid’s temper – I can’t even put it on my favorite coffee table! Additionally, the light “wooden” base turns out to be plastic with coating. It cheapens the premium experience that the doTERRA brand promises

Material & Build Quality: The top cover isn’t very sturdy, and the plastic base doesn’t inspire too much confidence in the structure. However, the internal cover is tall – no leaks! – and gives much needed support for the cover.

Capacity & Mist Output: Lumo could run 10 hours intermittently and is best for smaller areas like the bedroom. There is also the option to run 2 or 5 hours continuously, but I noticed that it gurgles more after continuous use. Otherwise, output is consistent with good aroma.

Pricing & Value: For $93, you get decent design, but as we know with MLM brands like doTERRA, the hurdles we jump and the insane prices we pay go to feeding this cycle of middlemen and markups. Besides, other alternatives exist now that, because they sell directly to you, costs less.


3. Aria by Young Living

Young Living is a very popular essential oils brand, but they also have a line of diffusers. The Aria is one of their high-end offerings and delivers extra features I don’t see elsewhere, but considering the brand attached to it, Aria comes at a hefty price.

Design:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Material & Build Quality:
⭐⭐⭐

Capacity & Mist Output:
⭐⭐⭐

Price & Value:
⭐⭐

Total: 13/20

Design: Aria’s glass top has a refreshing new look, a departure from ceramic and plastic that I see so often. It’s clean and charming, resembling a space observatory. My kids love playing with the lights and playing music on it.

Material & Build Quality: Unfortunately, the glass top trades off safety for style. I am paranoid when it comes to my daughters’ safety, so this is not ok. Other than that, the remote control sometimes does not respond and is a bit unwieldy.

Capacity & Mist Output: At 260ml, the Aria runs for 12 hours on intermittent mode which fills up bigger rooms, but you can also set it at 1/2/3 hours on continuous output. Output is steady and generous, but aroma concentration seems to decline and there’s a new gurgling noise after 1 month.

Pricing & Value: The Aria stole my heart with its design but let me down with the $ 304.93 tag. As we all know, YL is an MLM company, which means they sell through many middlemen. The mark up on these products go to paying for this structure, so I personally think it’s not worth the money, not when affordable alternatives with similar levels of quality exist.


4. ZUJOE

I’ll be honest: I didn’t like this diffuser so much as I tolerated it. It does its basic job of getting a room to smell good, but there were just too many road bumps that I didn’t keep the Zujoe for long.

Design:
⭐⭐

Material & Build Quality:
⭐⭐

Capacity & Mist Output:
⭐⭐⭐

Price & Value:
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Total: 11/20

Design: This diffuser looks good as a Halloween prop, like a cute little potion flask, but it looks cheap. The silhouette may be elegant in itself, but the plastic wood grain cover becomes more and more obvious the closer you get.

Material & Build Quality: The device feels flimsy, so you will have to be careful when you handle it. It’s also important to note that the top doesn’t give an indication of being secured to the base. It just sort of fits and that’s not reassuring – be wary of spilling.

Capacity & Mist Output: The device definitely works but aromatherapy delivery was mediocre at best. It will take a bit to notice when the room is finally filled with your choice of aroma, but don’t count on the longevity of this device. Otherwise, the tank has a high capacity of 500ml which ran me 12 hours on low intensity.

Price & Value: The tag reads $33.99, so it’s one of the most affordable diffusers on this list. At first glance, this seems like a good price  if you’re only interested in getting a cheap diffuser and don’t mind design flaws. But mind you, this may only be a temporary fix, since I’ve noticed my unit has started to sputter and scents are not as strong after 2 weeks.


5. Gather by Ellia

Ellia has a wide range of diffusers, but I chose Gather because of its unique basket-weave design and promise of ranged functionality. How did it hold up day-to-day? Find out – 

Design:
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Material & Build Quality:
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Capacity & Mist Output:
⭐⭐⭐

Price & Value:
⭐⭐⭐

Total: 14/20

Design: A perforated cover makes the Gather stand out, and the basket weave design is so cute for a rustic look. It also complements the 7 colored light, and overall makes for good company in meditation.

Material & Build Quality: Gather is an elegant combination of a wooden top and ceramic cover. That being said, this device deserves its spot in a small group of non-plastic premium-built diffusers.

Capacity & Mist Output: 200ml is large and it runs close to 20 hours, but scents are weak. It’s good for meditation when the diffuser’s close, but not for filling up a room. As for the remote, it’s the biggest pain to use.

Price & Value: This diffuser doesn’t come cheap at $108, but it’s generous in what it offers – unique design, decent construction, and a large tank. However, the remote is so hard to use, and isn’t built well either

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